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Memorable Manitobans: David Robert “Bob” Rose (1933-2000)

Farmer, MLA (1990-1995).

Born at Souris on 9 August 1933, son of David Francis Rose and Mary Cummings Gordon (1899-1961), he grew up on the family farm near Bunclody and was educated at Bunclody School, Brandon Collegiate, and the University of Manitoba. He then returned home and operated the farm. He later established a certified seed cleaning plant and a fertilizer business at Souris. He served on the board for Bunclody School and was a trustee for the Souris Valley School Division. He served as President of the Manitoba Association of School Trustees. In 1990, he was elected to the Manitoba Legislature for the Turtle Mountain constituency and served one term, not seeking re-election in 1995. He died at Souris on 7 January 2000 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 5 February 2000, page 17.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 June 2022

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